Let young Eugene sing you excerpts from your favourite songs such as Beat It, Hey Jude and Walk This Way. While the site wont keep you amused for ages the time you do spend there will be full of fun
Surprise, like One Tiny Bit, is a tune that has been floating around for ages and I have only just got around to mixing it down. It all started after I borrowed some sounds from an interesting program about religious history (did God create us or visa versa kind of thing).
Geek stuff for anyone that cares: The tune was completely created with the A3k except for a small guitar part that I recorded in the middle of the tune. It also contains many samples from the sounds that were collected over a couple of years prior to me buying the A3k as well as a couple of mashed up samples from one of my favourite punk bands. Also of note is the lush Mellotron sound, which was taken from a demo disk from the very first technology based music magazines that I bought.
The tune also lives at a site called ampfea.org/sln which is host to around 500 tunes by many non-professional artists around the world, why not visit the site and listen to some of the other tunes. The standard of the material there is excellent
468 seconds (7.3 meg)
One Tiny Bit was the first tune that I wrote and recorded after I got my A3k (mid’ 1998) and I’ve finally got around to mixing it down and mastering it! The tune began life after I had owned the A3k for a few weeks. I had learnt how to use it but didn’t have a clue what to do with it! Roni Size had just released New Forms and I was nuts about it so I tried to write a D&B track in the same style. Apart from the filtered shakers It sounded nothing like his work!
Geek stuff for anyone that cares: The whole thing was created with the A3k and recorded and mastered in Sonar. The samples that I used were mostly collected over a couple of years prior to me actually buying the sampler. I recorded tons of stuff off the television (that I thought may have interesting sounds on) and trawled through the recordings at a later date. I then recorded the interesting bits of audio onto cassette and then into the A3k before carefully placing them together to form the tune.
The also tune lives at a site called ampfea.org/sln which is host to around 500 tunes by many non-professional artists around the world, why not visit the site and listen to some of the other tunes. The standard of the material there is excellent
355 seconds (5.5 meg)